A&T students express concerns about reported sexual assault

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Campus police at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University say an on-campus sexual assault reported to them over the weekend appears to be an isolated incident.

As of Monday, no arrests had been made but campus police say they have a person of interest.

FOX8 requested statistics from the university on the number of reported on-campus sexual assaults from this school year and the prior school year– however, that information was not immediately available.

Parents and students were alerted to the assault through an Aggie Alert sent to registered users via text and email.

“As females, as males, as anybody, it can happen to anybody. It’s not OK and we’re going to get justice for it, hopefully,” said student Latoia Hawkins.

The incident was reported to police at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. It happened at Aggie Suites E.

Shortly after 5 a.m., roughly 90 minutes after the incident was reported, the campus alert was issued. It was also posted to the school’s official Twitter page.

The attacker is described as a black male, with dark skin, about 6-feet-tall, muscular build, with a tattoo on his left shoulder, wearing gray sweatpants and a striped sleeveless shirt.

Students who attend the university say the description is too vague for them to help police identify the suspect. Students also want police to release if the attacker is a student or someone from outside of the university community.

Additional information that has not been addressed publicly by campus investigators include: how the suspect was able to enter the building — given the level of security required to enter in and out of the building; the relationship between the victim and the suspect; or the victim’s medical condition.

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